Wankede Stadium, Mumbai
Wankede Stadium, Mumbai Profile

Wankede Stadium, Mumbai

The Wankhede Stadium is a cricket stadium in the Indian city of Mumbai. The Wankhede Stadium was built in 1974 and the first Test match played was between India and West Indies from 23 to 28 January 1975. The stadium now has capacity of 33,108, following renovations for the 2011 Cricket World Cup. Before the upgrade, the capacity was approximately 45,000. One of the highlights of the stadium is the suspended cantilever roofs. The Teflon fabric roof is lighter in weight and heat resistant. There is no beam support for the roof to ensure that the spectators will have a better view. On the roof there are exhaust fans which suck the hot air from the stands and allow the breeze from the West to flow in. The stadium has 20 elevators for North and South stands. The Wankhede stadium has stands named after famous Mumbai cricketers like Vijay Merchant, Sunil Gavaskar and Sachin Tendulkar. The stadium witnessed the last match of Sachin Tendulkar's international career.

The Wankhede Stadium is IPL home team of Mumbai Indians.

Stadium Details
Owner : Mumbai Cricket Association
End Names : Garware Pavilion End, Tata End
Home Team : Mumbai Indians
Establishment : 1974
Seating Capacity : 45000
Hospitality Box Capacity : 254
Media Conf Hall Capacity : 150
Playing Area : 19310 sq. yards
Floodlights : 4
Stadium Stands with Capacity
Sachin Tendulkar Stand : 13338
Sunil Gavaskar : 4450
Vithal Divecha : 3030
MCA Pavilion : 1634
Garware Pavilion : 4588
Vijay Merchant : 4052
Grand Stand : 980
Boxes : 1116
How to Arrive Wankede Stadium
Airport : 27 Kms
Railway : Churchgate Station (0.25 Km)
Local Transport : Railways, Buses, Taxis
Landmark : Brabourne Stadium, Air India Bulding, Mantralaya Bulding
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